Choosing a Personal Injury Attorney For Car Accidents

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Choosing a Personal Injury Attorney

Need help choosing a personal injury attorney? If you’ve been hurt and want legal advice about your rights and potential compensation, a personal injury attorney can help you. Choosing the right personal injury attorney is something that you’ll want to take the time to do. Simply picking up the telephone directory and contacting the first name that comes up alphabetically under personal injury lawyers isn’t going to necessarily net you the results you’re hoping for. More about Car Accident Attorneys San Antonio here

Here are some areas to consider:

Location of the Attorney’s Office

How far away is the nearest personal injury attorney? Just because someone is near your home doesn’t mean they’re the ideal person to handle your case. But conversely, you may need to see the attorney quite a few times throughout the course of dealing with your injury so it’s helpful if your attorney’s office is easily accessible to you.

Pricing for Legal Fees

Some personal injury attorneys offer a free initial consultation. Some don’t. Some offer the ability to pay only when you receive your settlement. Some do not. Your own personal situation will clearly dictate how you choose to go about dealing with a lawyer’s pricing but know your options so that there are no unexpected surprises. You may find a personal injury attorney that does need some money at the start of the process but who has such a good reputation and level of expertise in the area you seek help with that it might be worthwhile to you. And you may not have the means necessary to start proceedings unless your attorney can wait for their fee and make it contingent upon your being awarded a personal injury settlement. It’s important to weigh your options carefully.
Personal Injury Attorney Expertise and Reputation

If you are considering several legal professionals, take a look at the track record and the reputation of each one, especially as it relates to your specific type of case.


Take a consultation, whether by phone or in person, as an opportunity to determine if the personal injury attorney is someone you find suitable. Beyond considering their reputation, their fees and their willingness to take on your case, also consider how you feel about their communication style so you can determine whether or not this is someone you want representing you and working your behalf to help you get a fair settlement for your personal injury. Choosing a personal injury lawyer that’s right for the job will help expedite the process for you and help you get the most favorable outcome possible.

San Antonio Commercial Vehicle Accidents

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San Antonio Commercial Vehicle Accidents

Your Advocate With the Insurance Company
Commercial vehicles, whether they are cars or large trucks carry commercial insurance policies. If you are in an accident with a commercial vehicle, you will have to battle the company’s insurance carrier for every cent. Commercial insurance carriers are notorious for trying to deny fault for accidents so they do not have to pay damages.

Commercial Vehicle Accident Lawyers

At our Law Firm, we know how to fight insurance companies. What’s more, the insurance companies know we can and will fight them. Our reputation as aggressive trial lawyers is a valuable asset. Our founder has been Board Certified in civil trial law by the Texas Bar since 1993. You can rely on his expertise at trial and in negotiations. To schedule a free consultation with a commercial vehicle accident lawyer, please call us today.

Comprehensive Injury Representation
The firm represents people injured in accidents with vehicles such as:

Commercial vans
Cargo vans
Delivery cars or trucks
Garbage trucks
Construction vehicles
Whether you were in a collision while driving or were hit by a vehicle as a pedestrian or cyclist, you may be entitled to compensation. If the other driver’s negligence caused your injury, we can seek damages for medical bills, related expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. If you lost a family member to wrongful death, we can also argue for funeral expenses, loss of companionship, and future income that has been lost.

To build strong cases, we often work with medical experts, accident reconstruction experts, life-care planners, and economists. They provide crucial information about liability, the effect of the injury or death on the victim and family, and the present and future costs of the accident.

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Personal Injury Law – Tractor-Trailer Accidents

Personal Injury Law – Tractor-Trailer Accidents

Tractor-trailer collisions are often deadly for passengers of smaller cars and light trucks. In many cases, a truck cannot remain upright during an accident, making the chance for crushing a passenger vehicle more likely. One of the more dangerous types of crashes is known as a “jackknife” when the trailer flips over on its side. More here. The size and weight of large trucks also make them more challenging to maneuver, and visibility is often limited due to increased blind spots.truck accident attorneys - 18 wheeler crash lawyers
The causes of tractor-trailer accidents extend beyond the obvious limitations that a large truck poses to the most qualified driver. Numerous other factors can contribute:

Driver fatigue
Driver intoxication – either alcohol or drug use
Negligent hiring practices on the part of the trucking company – hiring drivers with DWI records or poor driving performance
An unsafe or unbalanced load
Inadequate trucking company safety and training policies
Lax trucking company logbook requirements
Falsified driver logs
Defective tires or other defective equipment
Improper truck maintenance

With multiple trucking companies and drivers traveling across the country, the potential for collisions among tractor-trailers and other vehicles is significant, and the cost can be enormous. There is not only the financial cost to the company for the loss of business and/or goods as a result of the collision, but the cost to victims and their families harmed when a large tractor-trailer crashes into another vehicle.
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If you are involved in a collision with a tractor-trailer, your most immediate focus will be on obtaining urgent medical treatment. Life-altering injuries can be a tragic consequence even with the best medical care. So it is important to consider the cause of the truck accident, and whether someone else is to blame for an accident that may have a long-term impact on you and your family’s future.18 wheeler accident lawyers

Our Law Firm has experience handling tractor-trailer accident cases. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a tractor-trailer collision, please contact the truck accident lawyers at our Law Firm today.